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Last Updated: Monday, 15 November, 2004, 09:00 GMT
Pupils launch Inferno on airwaves
q Poltair Community School in St Austell has become the first in Cornwall to have its own radio station.

Inferno Radio will broadcast two music and speech based programmes each day from a studio in the school canteen from Monday.

Year nine student Grant Coles came up with idea 10 months ago and won 1,000 of funding from the school's parent teacher association.

The station will broadcast music as well as discussion on local issues.

Mr Coles said: "It's been very stressful and we have put a lot of time and effort into it, but it has all gone fantastically well."

Assistant headteacher, Sean Hewitt, who helped the funding process, said: "I am amazed and impressed by the quality of the material they have produced.

"There are lots of different facets to the radio station such as scheduling and problem solving and I would have thought it fits quite neatly into the curriculum.

"But we'll still be making sure they do their homework."

The station will launch on Monday lunchtime with a parody of Flowers in the Rain, the 1960s hit by The Move that launched BBC Radio 1.

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